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Curt Trailer Hitch for the Subaru Impreza, 2011

Curt Trailer Hitch

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Code:   C11120



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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - Subaru Impreza, 2011

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, Subaru Impreza trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Subaru Impreza
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar sold separately - pin and clip included
  • Made in the USA


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from Curt. Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11120

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.

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by: Gian C05/09/2013

The installation took slightly longer than expected in my 2013 Impreza STI. I made the right decision to completely remove the muffler and 4 pipe exhaust, which is easily detached from the rest of the exhaust system. I also ended up having to trim the bumper 1-5/8" x 4-1/2" instead of the recommended 4". Maybe the 2013 bumper is slightly lower. In all, the installation was relatively easy to do. I can now haul my mountain bike easily. 79581


Great write up and nice install. Glad to see the hitch installs with the SPT exhaust. Ill be installing a hitch on my 13 hatch this weekend MTB rack also. What did you use to make the cuts? Thx

comment by: Nick - 05/25/2013


If you are patient and careful, a utility knife with a fresh, sharp blade can do the trick. We use a Dremel here in our shop with a cutting bit and then go back with a utility knife or a file to clean up the edges.

Patrick B - 6/3/2013


After a year of use the hitch is still performing as expected. I haul my bike almost weekly around town and in the highways with no issue.

Gian C - 05/09/2014


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by: larry02/22/2013

I installed this hitch and the 5614kit for my trailer wiring on my 2013 wrx base model hatchback with the quad tip muffler. The hitch works like it should i pull my 14ft jon boat around with no problems. Installation wasnt bad but i work on cars for a living. If youre going to install solo the easiest way is to remove muffler completely and also remove rear bumper completely. I say this because two of the mounting points are to the back side of the rear bumper reinforcement beam. They mount horizontally the slightest twitch and the bolts provided will fall into the re-bar and youre not getting them back with the bumper on easily. They should provide some type of locking washer to keep the bolts from doing this. One that slides over bolt but does not easily come back off. Also with the bumper off you can keep test fitting and trimming the bumper more easily... I did not want a gaping hole in my bumper ( you cant install hitch until you make the cut out in the bumper.) after installed its fairly discreet no complaints there. As far as the wiring... If you have a 2013 wrx go ahead and take out the rear interior. There are no access holes in the trim panels for splicing the converter box wiring into your factory lights. I ran the power wire under the car through a rubber plug under the spare tire. You could just pop out the tail ligts and run all wires out of the car including the box, but if you want the majority of everything out of the elements theres really no super easy way for this paticular car, but the product itself works like a champ. Shipping was fast nothing was damaged and for a good price. Id use etrailer again. 67410

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by: Shak06/14/2014

The installation could have been much faster if there were 4 fish wires instead of only 2. I managed to bump both of the forward fasteners into the frame and had to suck them out with magnets, pocket screwdrivers, and going to a U haul to buy another fish wire (the guy was nice enough to give me one). The fit so far seems good (took it for a spin around the block unloaded). 135605

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by: Kevin C.08/05/2014

2014 Subaru WRX. It was a little more timely than I thought, but I am sure it is because of my inexperience. Everything worked as advertised! 2 things that made it easier and wasn't too hard: 1. Remove rear bumper, 2. remove muffler hangers. There are youtube vids for both of these. 144316

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by: Rudy K.07/09/2012

Hitch was delivered very quickly. Instructions were clear, and the hitch fit well. Rather than dropping the exhaust, I removed the muffler to gain better access. From a quick search, this sounds pretty typical. Fascia trimming wasn't excessive nor difficult (I used a soldering iron with a cutting tip). I'm very happy with the final result. 47265

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by: Doug07/20/2011

Hitch installed very easily and is extremely secure. The fishwire system looks complicated in the instructions, but I found it to be very intuitive and it works great! Curt really thought this one through. Total install time for an amateur working alone was 1:45, but it was not particularly difficult. No drilling or filing required. 19775

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by: Steve G.05/25/2015

This is my 4th hitch from Etrailer. I have yet to have one arrive in an intact box :). As another reviewer stated, it is much easier to remove the bumper cover for this install than struggle with the cramped spaces to fish the bolts for the bumper mounting points. It also makes trimming the bumper cover much easier. 196696

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by: Kent J06/08/2012

Fits perfectly! Some cutting required, but went very smoothly. Great instructions too. 43260

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by: Andrew05/05/2015

Works as advertised! I removed the bumper to install but I think you could work around it with an extra helper. It did make the bumper cutting easier I'm sure. It seems fairly sturdy but I haven't put a trailer on it yet. Overall a 9/10. 190631

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by: Eric03/17/2012

Hitch fit perfectly on my Subaru and was a breeze to install following the instructions. I especially liked the premade fish wire for installation of the bolts. That feature made things so much easier. 34196

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by: Bryan P.06/30/2011

The hitch was delivered ahead of schedule. Installation was straight forward. This was the least expensive I could find and the only one that fits the Sti and new WRX. Thank you etrailer. 18305

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by: Justin S01/15/2014

Just received the hitch today. The amount of detail that went into the instructions is beyond what I was expecting. Can't wait to install it on my 2014 WRX STI. 112828

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by: Oleg S.03/14/2012

Installation took longer then expected but it was easy to do in garage without lift. Everything fit very well, instructions are clear. Great job. 33916

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by: Aaron05/15/2012

I am very pleased with the product and etrailers.c Shipping was fast and the hitch was very easy to install. Overall great experience! 40616

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by: George WRX04/28/2014

As advertised! This is perfect the hitch is hidden, instructions were perfect and it was easy to install. 127875

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by: Jonathan02/21/2013

Fast shipping, product was exactly as I ordered. I'd highly recommend purchasing from! 67299

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by: Chad04/19/2015

Great product at a good price - very poor instructions. 186339


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  • Hitch Installation Instructions for 2012 Impreza Hatchback
  • For the 2012 Impreza Hatchback, the correct hitch would be the Curt # C11286. For WRX or WRX STi Hatchback models, the correct hitch would be # C11120. The # 11317 you mention is a fit for the WRX Sedan model only. Of all the hitch manufacturers we deal with, I believe Curt does the best job on their installation instructions. I have linked you to the instructions for both hitches mentioned above. We have not yet had the opportunity to install a hitch on the 2012 Subaru Impreza, so I...
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  • Does Hidden Hitch # 60823 Use Knock-Out in Bumper to Pass Through Rear Fascia of 2013 Subaru Impreza
  • For your 2013 Impreza Hatchback I'd recommend Draw-Tite # 24886, if your vehicle has a single exhaust. If you're planning on doing some light duty towing, you'd want a hitch that includes the drawbar. The Hidden Hitch # 60303 is identical to the Draw-Tite hitch, except for the inclusion of the drawbar. If it is a WRX or WRX STi model with the quad tip exhaust, you'd want to use the Curt Class I, part # C11120. If you want the drawbar included, use part # C111203. For the Curt model,...
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  • Hitch Recommendations for a 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport 5 door
  • I wish there was a hitch available for your 2012 Subaru Impreza that had a 2 inch opening, but at this time all we have is Class I hitches with a 1-1/4 inch opening. The Curt Trailer Hitch # C11120 that your referenced would be a good hitch as long as you have Quad Exhaust on your vehicle. If you have single exhaust you would want a Curt Hitch # C11286. I attached instructions for both hitches. As far as how hidden they will be, I attached a picture that shows both of these hitches...
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  • Fascia Trimming Required to Install Curt Class I Part # C11120 on 2011 Subaru Impreza
  • The lower bumper fascia would need to be trimmed approximately 1-5/8 inches by 4 inches. You can get a better idea of the necessary trimming by checking the install instructions, and looking at the photo I produced for you. Remember the old woodworkers adage: Measure twice, cut once. If you were planning on using the receiver as a mounting point for a bike rack or cargo carrier, be aware that Curt requires the use of a stabilizing strap like part # 18050. Failure to use a stabilizing...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2013 Subaru Impreza Hatchback
  • If your 2013 Subaru Impreza hatchback is a WRX or WRX STi and has the quad exhaust tips then you can use Curt trailer hitch # C11120. If it has single exhaust use # C11286. I have linked the instructions for both hitches for you. For either hitch use ball mount # C45521 and pin and clip # PC2. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch use # 19258. For trailer wiring use # 56146KIT. I have linked instructions for the wiring as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport Hatchback
  • In terms of a trunk mount bike rack, that rear piece you have described that also holds the third brake light on your 2012 Subaru Impreza hatchback does count as a spoiler. The problem is that piece is not designed or rated for the additional weight of a rack. The safest option and best way to carry bikes is to use a trailer hitch and hitch mount bike rack. If you have a WRX or WRX STi model with quad exhaust then you can use trailer hitch # C11120. If you have single tip exhaust you...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon
  • The 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX has different configurations and depending on which one you have will determine which hitch, if one is available, fits. If it has single exhaust, there is no hitch option available. But, if it has quad exhaust, you can use Curt hitch # C11120. I have included a link to the installation details for you. Curt hitch # 11317, fits a 2008 to 2012 Subaru Impreza Sedan, but not the STi models. It does not fit the 5 door model (wagon). Curt hitch # C11120 fits a 2011...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX Hatchback
  • If your 2014 Subaru WRX Impreza Hatchback has single exhaust then the Curt Hitch part # C11286 that you referenced would be an excellent option, if you have the quad tip exhaust you would want the Curt Hitch part # C11120. All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps like part # 18050. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from Curt. For a bike rack that is very popular with other WRX...
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  • Will CURT Trailer Hitch # C11120 Fit a 2011 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport with Single Exhaust
  • I do have a trailer hitch that will fit your 2011 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport model with single exhaust, but Hitch # C11120, will only fit the WRX and STI models with quad exhaust. Instead, take a look at CURT Trailer Hitch # 11315. Curt lists this hitch as a fit for the 2011 Subaru Impreza single exhaust Outback Sport models. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If you plan on doing some towing, the hitch comes with a ball mount, pin and clip. For a ball...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX Hatchback
  • The only hitch we offer for your 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX hatchback is the Curt hitch part # C11120 that is a Class I 1-1/4 inch hitch. 2 inch hitches are reserved for larger vehicles like SUVs and trucks. I attached a help article on hitch sizes and classifications for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Carry Bikes on a 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport 5-Door Hatchback
  • The Curt trailer hitch, # C11120, only fits WRX or WRX STi models. If your 2012 Subaru Impreza hatchback falls into this category, the hitch will fit. This is a Class I trailer hitch which means that only a bike rack that is compatible with a Class I trailer hitch will fit. Adding an adapter will decrease the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent, so I do not recommend using an adapter with this hitch. If your Impreza cannot accept the trailer hitch, you may be able to use...
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  • Does the Bumper of 2014 Subaru Impreza STI Need to Be Trimmed For Curt Hitch # C11120 Installation
  • There will be minor fascia trimming required when installing the Curt Trailer Hitch # C11120 on your 2014 Subaru WRZ STI. In the attached picture the required trimming is noted. The hitch is designed for vehicles with the quad tip exhaust. When using this hitch to carry a bike rack, Curt requires using the Curt Support Strap # 18050. I have attached a brief demonstration of this strap. The Curt hitch # C11120 that you referenced is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. It looks...
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  • Trunk Mounted and Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for a 2012 Subaru Impreza 5 Door
  • The Thule Raceway 2 Bike Carrier, part # TH9001PRO, will fit your 2012 Subaru Impreza as long as you do not have a spoiler on the back. The trunk mounted bike racks have straps that attach to the top and bottom of your rear hatch. A spoiler will interfere with this and the straps could damage the spoiler. If you do have a rear spoiler, then I would recommend a hitch and hitch mounted bike rack. We carry the Curt Class I Hitch, part # C11120, for your vehicle and the Swagman Trailhead...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Subaru WRX STi For Towing Two Motorcycles
  • I wish we had a picture I could show you of the underside of a vehicle with the Curt Hitch part # C11120 installed. The best I could do is have you check out the installation instructions link I attached to the right. You should be able to get a pretty good idea whether or not the exhaust you have is compatible with this hitch. As long as you stayed under the capacity of the hitch and your vehicle you should have no problem towing a small trailer. For trailer wiring you would want...
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  • Bike Rack and Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2012 Subaru Impreza 5-Door Hatchback
  • The Super Shuttle bike rack, # RG8015127, is not compatible with your 2012 Subaru Impreza but we do have some bike racks that are. Please note that if the vehicle has a rear spoiler, you cannot use a trunk mount bike rack. I have included a link to the trunk mount racks that are listed as a fit for the hatchback with no spoiler. The rack that is most like the Super Shuttle is the Thule Passage 3, # TH911XT. If you will be carrying womens, childrens, or alternative frame bikes, I recommend...
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  • Recommended Hitch for 2013 Impreza Sport for Carrying Bike Rack
  • According to my research, the Impreza Sport is the hatchback model. The correct hitch for your vehicle will depend on whether it has single or quad-tip exhausts. For the single exhaust, I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class I receiver, part # 24866. If you have the WRX or WRX STi model, you will need to use the Curt Class I, part # C11120. The Draw-Tite model will install without the need to drill any holes in the vehicle frame, but the holes in the frame rail will need to be enlarged...
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  • Does the Exhaust Need to be Lowered to Install a Curt Hitchon a 2012 Subaru Impreza
  • The exhaust only needs to come down a little bit to install this # C11120 on your 2012 Subaru Impreza. An easy way to support the exhaust once you remove the fifth exhaust hanger would be to use a tie-down like our Snap-Loc Tie Down part # EM51324 to secure the exhaust to a part of the vehicle before you lower it so that the strap will hold the weight of the exhaust while it is off the hangers. You can adjust the cam buckle to raise or lower the exhaust once it is supporting the weight...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11120 Fit the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Sedan
  • Curt hitch # C11120 for the Subaru Impreza will fit the 2011 model year of the hatchback with quad tip exhaust, and the 2012-13 hatchback WRX STi with quad tip exhaust but will not fit on the 2011 WRX STi sedan version. The rear fascia of this particular vehicle version poses an installation challenge. We currently do not offer any hitch receiver that will fit your particular vehicle year/make/model and version. In case you are instead interested in a roof rack I have linked our main...
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  • Trunk Mount Bike Rack for a 2013 Subaru Impreza 5-Door Hatchback with Rear Spoiler
  • On some spoilers there is a gap between the bottom of the spoiler and the hatch or trunk. The space is often big enough for the strap part but not the hook part. So in the case of the Thule Gateway # TH9007XT, you would have to run the straps through backwards by removing them from the rack, running the strap under the spoiler from the top down, putting the hook into place, then reconnecting the strap to the rack. But I recommend avoiding all of that and going with a rack that is meant...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch 11120 Fit a Base Model 2013 Subaru Impreza Hatchback with Single Exhaust
  • Curt trailer hitch # C11120 is only listed as a fit for 2011 Impreza hatchbacks with quad exhaust and 2012 to 2014 WRX/WRX STi hatchback models with quad exhaust. It hasn't been tested or confirmed to fit a base model. I wouldn't say it is more hidden than Curt hitch # C11286 which fits the single exhaust hatchback models. On both vehicles/hitches, only the receivers are visible. I have included a picture showing hitch # C11286 on a single exhaust hatchback model for you. I think...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Subaru Impreza
  • You will need to get a new hitch for your 2013 Subaru Impreza, the Curt Hitch # C11315 that you referenced is only designed to work on Imprezas from 2008-2011 so it would not work for your 2013 even though they look similar. I would recommend the Curt Hitch # C11286 if you have a hatchback with single exhaust, Curt Hitch # C11120 if you have a hatchback WRX with quad tip exhaust, or Curt Hitch # C11317 if you have a Sedan WRX.
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  • Will Swagman Trailhead Hitch-Mount 2-Bike Carrier # S63360 Fit 2014 Subaru Impreza Hatchback
  • The particular hitch receiver fits for your 2014 Subaru Impreza Hatchback (wagon) vary depending on the configuration of the exhaust. However, all of the hitches we offer are the 1-1/4-inch size and all are rated as Class I hitches. This means they are light-duty hitches that can carry up to 2 bikes, but no more than two. If you have the WRX or WRX-STi (with a quad tip exhaust) you can install hitch # C11120 from Curt. If your hatchback has a single exhaust you have a choice of three...
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Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions C11120 Installation instructions C11120 Installation Instructions
No drilling required

Tech Tip
Hitch will fit Outback Sport and WRX quad exhaust models, including WRX STi. No drilling required for installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation , Minor fascia trimming required for hitch installation

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

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